Holy Saturday 2023

Holy Saturday at Home 2023 service for use at your table.

Holy Waiting: Prayers at your Table on the Vigil of Easter

Praying together on Holy Saturday, the day before Easter, is one of the ancient treasures of Christian worship. It can be a great opportunity to form faith, teach tradition, and build community with your family or neighbors. The prayerful reflection below offers some suggestions for home prayers as we await the Resurrection. Consider ways for all participants to take turns being the leader.

Before you begin, you will need: a candle, matches/lighter, a Bible, and a bowl with some water in it.


Adapted by Samuel Rahberg and Joy McDonald Coltvet from “Ideas for an Intergenerational Easter Vigil,” Office of Theology and Worship, Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Vigil of Easter, Evangelical Lutheran Worship.